Graphic Packaging International Wins Technology Excellence Award at PACK EXPO for Its ClipCombo™ Machinery Innovation

October 27, 2022

ClipCombo Technology Excellence Award 2022

Fiber-based sustainable packaging leader Graphic Packaging International (‘Graphic Packaging’) is continuing its run of successes in 2022 after its ClipCombo™ machinery solution won a PACK EXPO Technology Excellence Award in the Sustainability category. 

Following a shortlisting process, public voting took place online during the show and the award was received by the Graphic Packaging at their booth during the event.  

The award is the latest in a string of successes for the company this year, which includes wins in the PAC Global, WorldStar, Ameristar, PPC and European Carton Excellence Awards, to name just a few. 

ClipCombo™ eliminates the need for plastic rings and shrink wrap, offering beverage makers the ability to run both premium and minimal material fiber-based multipack styles across the same machine. Delivering real value and flexibility to meet today’s and tomorrow’s needs, machine options are available for either cans or PET bottles, offering multiple combinations for each, including KeelClip™ and EnviroClip™ for cans – or Cap-it™ and EnviroClip for PET bottles. 

A proven technology concept, ClipCombo runs at high speeds, no matter the style of pack being run, with easy, quick, tool-free changeovers.  

Doug Hicks, vice president of the packaging machinery division at Graphic Packaging, said, “Innovation is at the heart of everything we do at Graphic Packaging. As the speed of change moves ever faster, developing effective solutions that address our customers’ needs of today – and those of tomorrow – is critical to our combined success in reducing the reliance on plastic for a more sustainable future. That’s why it is so satisfying to know that our efforts have been recognized with this Sustainability award.”